Protect America's Arctic Ocean from Oil Industry Drills
  • Petitioned James Bennett

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BOEM Chief, Department of Interior
James Bennett

Protect America's Arctic Ocean from Oil Industry Drills

    1. Sponsored by

      Alaska Wilderness League

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is less than a year behind us. The oil industry is looking to stretch its tentacles into new territory – America's Arctic Ocean – without the technology or know-how to clean up a spill in the Arctic's extreme conditions. Yet Shell Oil continues to claim that drilling in America's Arctic Ocean is safe, boldly suggesting that they could clean up more oil than in the temperate Gulf Coast waters.  

Currently, there is no proven way to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic's extreme conditions. The Arctic is known for extreme cold, extended periods of darkness, hurricane-strength storms and pervasive fog - which impact everything from working conditions to getting around the region. For eight to nine months of the year, the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are covered by ice. 

There also is virtually no supporting infrastructure in the region - the nearest Coast Guard station, which would provide federal emergency response capabilities, is 1,000 miles away. 

As the oil industry pushes to drill in America's Arctic Ocean, we must remind the Obama administration that we can no longer rely on the oil industry's "mop and bucket" brigades to protect our irreplaceable natural treasures. Tell the Obama administration to prevent dangerous new drilling.

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    1. New Pressure to Open the Arctic to Offshore Drilling

      As oil prices rise, Alaskan federal officials are putting more and more pressure on the Administration to open up the U.S.'s "most important and abundant domestic source of future oil and gas" —including that which lies beneath the Beaufort and...

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    • Bonnie Breckenridge SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      How many times do the people of this nation have to say NO to this! It is time for our representatives to listen to us!

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      • over 3 years ago

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    • M P KNOWLTON, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please support this petition also...against drilling in Canada Arctic, Alaska is a small part of it we need to get the message across for all of the artic

      http://www.change.org/petitions/is_it_to_late_for_the_arctic_#?opt_new=f&opt_fb=f

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